A team of 5 bishops has completed an 8-month probe into the affairs of the Legionaries of Christ.
Speculation about the future of the Legionaries has been rife since last year, when leaders of the order admitted that the late Father Maciel had apparently led a double life. One key question-- presumably addressed in the apostolic visitation-- was whether current leaders of the Legionaries had been aware of the founder's misconduct.
Five prelates were named to conduct the probe of the Legion: Archbishops Charles Chaput of Denver and Ricardo Ezzato Andrello of Concepcion, Chile; and Bishops Ricardo Blazquez Perez of Valladolid, Spain; Giuseppe Versaldi of Alessandria, Italy; and Ricardo Watty Urquidi of Tepic, Mexico. They have now completed their work.